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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46029
Last updated: 27 August 2019
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Date:11-JAN-2001
Time:19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 206H
Owner/operator:Air Carriers Inc.
Registration: N2468G
C/n / msn: 20608119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:VANDIVER, AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Gainesville, GA (GVL)
Destination airport:Bessemer, AL (EKY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The cargo flight was scheduled to arrive at the destination airport at 1945; but it never arrived. When the operator became concerned, he reported the overdue airplane to the local FAA Flight Service Station. After the search for the missing airplane was initiated, an orbiting satellite identified an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the vicinity of the downed airplane. The following morning, a ground search party located the downed airplane wreckage at the 1,400-foot level of Penitentiary Mountain. A review of weather data and witness accounts, revealed that low ceilings were present at the accident site at the approximate time of the accident. The pilot had not filed a flight plane nor had he received a recent weather briefing before departing on the last leg of the flight. No mechanical problems were discovered during the post-crash examination of the airplane



Probable Cause: The pilot's inflight decision to continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions resulted in the inflight collision with trees. Low ceilings and trees were factors

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010118X00323&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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